WLC has always been a department in which students come first. For example, while the concept of “flipped” classrooms has become more common in recent years across disciplines, we in WLC have always prided ourselves on smaller-sized, interactive classes and personalized guidance for our students. To further facilitate WLC’s student-centered learning experience, we have converted … Continue reading Come Visit YOUR New Space in Pearson Hall!
Dear WLC students, alumni, and friends: Greetings from Ames! The summer has been relatively quiet until the pace quickened overnight with the sudden arrival of what is sure to be Iowa State’s largest student population ever. In fact, it seems that the streets of Ames and the serene foot and bike paths on campus have … Continue reading A Note From the Chair
Roman Italy: Engineering the Empire, a new LAS Global Seminar, was offered for the first time in May 2014 and will be taught in alternating summers. Co-directors, Rachel Meyers (Assistant Professor of Classical Studies) and David Hollander (Associate Professor of History), took the first group of sixteen ISU students to Rome for three weeks during … Continue reading Stories From Study Abroad – Roman Italy: Engineering the Empire
“Berlin’s History and Culture” is an LAS global seminar that explores Berlin’s past and present through art, architecture, and memorials. Dr. Mark Looney (the program’s director) and several of his students who went with him to Berlin this summer, talk about their experiences in Germany. Dr. Mark Looney (Senior Lecturer of German): The Berlin program … Continue reading Stories from Study Abroad: Berlin & Beyond
In Fall 2014, the Russian Studies program is offering a new online course taught in English, “Environmental Issues in Modern Russia.” The course enrolled to capacity within a week of registration and has attracted students from a wide array of academic disciplines. We have asked Prof. Lidia Skrynnikova, the course instructor, a few questions about … Continue reading New Course Offered in English: “Environmental Issues in Modern Russia”
John Fleming, Political Science major and Russian Studies minor, graduated from ISU in May 2014. We have touched base with John to find out what he has been up to since graduation. After graduation, I was hired by Language Link Russia as a teacher-intern. At the end of July I flew to Moscow to start … Continue reading Alumni Update: John Fleming
Dr. Mark Rectanus, Professor of German Studies, is the recipient of the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. For twenty-nine years, Dr. Rectanus has served in many capacities that have impacted all of Iowa State, most recently as Director of the Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP) program (2003‐Present) and as Chair of the Department of … Continue reading Five WLC Professors Receive University and College Awards.
How did you decide to become a University professor? The major factor for me was that I grew up in an academic family in an academic community. My father was a professor of African and Middle Eastern history as well as a dean, and my older sister is a professor of Colonial Latin American history. … Continue reading Q&A with Professor Rachel Haywood Ferreira
Dr. Stacey Weber-Fève, Associate Professor of French, was invited by the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) to give a plenary session at their 2014 Annual Meeting. On Thursday, June 19th at Boston University’s main campus in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Weber-Fève presented her session titled “Connection-Making: Using Film for Language Development and Language Awareness” … Continue reading Dr. Weber-Fève Presents On Teaching Film